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McQuarrie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



McQuarrie comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from Guaire, an old Gaelic personal name meaning noble or proud.

Early Origins of the McQuarrie family


The surname McQuarrie was first found in on the Isle of Ulva, where they were originally a branch of the 'Siol Alpin,' the descendants of Kenneth Mac Alpin, founder and first king of Scotland during the 9th century.

Early History of the McQuarrie family


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McQuarrie Spelling Variations


The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McQuarrie has appeared as MacQuarrie, MacQuarie, MacQuarry, McQuarrie, McQuarry, MacQuerry, MacCorrie, MacCorry, MacQuarrey, MacWharrie and many more.

Early Notables of the McQuarrie family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McQuarrie family to Ireland


Some of the McQuarrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McQuarrie family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name McQuarrie or a variant listed above:

McQuarrie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Duncan McQuarrie, who landed in New York in 1739 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary McQuarrie, who arrived in New York in 1739 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McQuarrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alan McQuarrie, who arrived in America in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

McQuarrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Duncan McQuarrie, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Allan McQuarrie, Scottish convict from Edinburgh, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • Hugh McQuarrie, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"

McQuarrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Donald McQuarrie, aged 54, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Margaret McQuarrie, aged 53, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Mary McQuarrie, aged 32, a dairy maid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Rachael McQuarrie, aged 27, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • Jane McQuarrie, aged 25, a housemaid, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blenheim" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name McQuarrie (post 1700)


  • Christopher McQuarrie (b. 1968), American Academy Award winning screenwriter, producer and director
  • Ralph Angus McQuarrie (1929-2012), American Academy Award winning conceptual designer and illustrator
  • Sir Albert McQuarrie (b. 1918), Scottish Conservative politician, Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan from 1983 to 1987
  • William Garland McQuarrie (1876-1943), Canadian lawyer and politician in the province of British Columbia, Member of Parliament for New Westminster (1917-1930)
  • Stuart McQuarrie (b. 1963), English actor, known for his work on Trainspotting (1996), 28 Days Later... (2002) and Another Year (2010)
  • Archie McQuarrie, New Zealand former association footballer

Historic Events for the McQuarrie family



Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. John Alexander McQuarrie (1881-1914), Canadian Miner from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

The McQuarrie Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Turris fortis meus mihi Deus
Motto Translation: To me God is my strong tower


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  4. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

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